PISCATAWAY, NJ – The Piscataway police have issued a ‘Minor Snow Event’ alert for tonight and are advising motorists to use caution during their Friday morning commute.

Around an inch of snow is possible, mainly after midnight, said officials at the National Weather Service (NWS) in a Thursday afternoon weather report.

“Leave plenty of time for your travel,” advised police officials via the SwiftReach Networks alert system.

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From the NWS Hazardous Weather Outlook for Central Jersey:

“A significant storm system will affect the area Saturday through Sunday with snow, mixed precipitation, and heavy rain. Snow will develop Saturday afternoon with some accumulation possible before a change to heavy rain Saturday night. There may be a period of freezing rain and sleet during this transition.

“The rain could be heavy enough to lead to urban and small stream flooding issues Saturday night into early Sunday with river flooding possible by late day Sunday.

“Rain will come to an end by late day Sunday as a strong cold front moves through with strong winds and rapidly falling temperatures as arctic air rapidly moves in. This will lead to quick refreezing of wet and slushy surfaces causing very ice conditions.

“Dangerous wind chills Sunday night through Tuesday.”

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